This is the first in a Speakeasy Podcast series on Lincoln, the Civil War, and the events that culminated in that terrible war.

This podcast presents a general timeline from the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, to the bombing of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, and the beginning of the Civil War.

Listeners might be interested in Dr. Krannawitter’s 2008 book, Vindicating Lincoln, which was featured by the History Book Club and endorsed by the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.